Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
Maine is home to many Somali refugees in the US, but fitting in hasn’t always been easy. There's even tension among Somali communities — between those who arrived first and those who came later. That also plays out at public schools in Lewiston, Maine’s second largest city.
US military leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday for a meeting on sexual assault in the Armed Forces. Sgt. Jennifer Norris knows the issue well. She's a veteran of the USAF and is now a member of Protect Our Defenders Advocacy Committee.
Fifty years ago, kids caught speaking French in Maine schools might be punished. Today, schools are teaching it to help young people regain their heritage, in a state where 20 percent have a Franco-American background.
The calls of Guillemots and terns and the crash of ocean waves surround two puffins nesting at the Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in Maine. It is a remote spot, accessible only by boat, but you can watch the puffins close up via two special bird cams operated by the Audubon Society.
As the Florida primary results continue to pour in, several major national news outlets are projecting that Mitt Romney won big in Florida today. Newt Gingrich was projected to come in third, followed by Rick Santorum and then Ron Paul.
Some Somalis in America are concerned that the famine that's battering the nation isn't getting the level of coverage that other recent disasters, like the Japan tsunami or Haiti earthquake, have gotten.
Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette grew up in Maine, far from the killing fields of Rwanda and was a child when the genocide occurred. But when he learned about what happened there, he made a choice that has guided his life since.